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40 years to life for killing man after sex tryst
Nirvair Dhillon Singh
Nirvair Dhillon Singh

A man that was convicted earlier this year in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for the slaying. 

Nirvair Dhillon Singh, 37, was found guilty of murder and other charges earlier this year for the incident that took place in November of 2017. Monday’s sentencing was more than two months after he was initially due in court to be sentenced for the crime that ended in a standoff with the Manteca Police Department SWAT Team.

Singh, 36, was convicted by a San Joaquin County jury this past summer for the shooting death of 28-year-old Ian Brooks after an argument ensued following a sexual tryst between Brooks and Singh’s 35-year-old girlfriend. Singh had apparently met Brooks through an online personals section and had agreed to set up the romp at the couple’s Union North apartment.

According to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s office, the argument ensued after Brooks had sex with Singh’s girlfriend and was trying to leave, and shortly after the disagreement began Singh shot Brooks – prompting the girlfriend to escape the room into a nearby closet where she notified authorities. 

Because Singh refused to come out of the apartment when officers arrived, the Manteca Police Department’s SWAT team was called out and a four-hour standoff ensued before the man surrendered himself peacefully to authorities. Officers then entered into the apartment where they discovered Brooks fatally wounded. 

The crime rocked the relatively sleepy Union North Apartment complex, which is now among the costliest in the city. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.